The Writing Life

My Version of the Truth

I’ve been haunted by the word truth. It first caught my attention when I saw an email from She Writes (a social media website for women writers) about my first Goddard advisor, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto. The blurb about her post “A Radical Act” included the following quote: “We women writers need to tell the truth… Continue reading My Version of the Truth


The Power of Sharing

Finding the right balance between humor and appropriateness is a challenge in morning radio, especially when driving my fifteen-year-old daughter to school. I really enjoy listening to Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, but sometimes their conversation gets too graphic. So the other day I quickly changed it to my other regular morning show, Tom… Continue reading The Power of Sharing


Motivating Word

ACTION The process or state of acting or of being active. But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk, or your life on the bus, or in the car, or at the computer. Not just the life… Continue reading Motivating Word


Monday’s Motivating Word

Endurance The ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and lets us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 (ESV)


Hemingway Lesson Part II – Replenish your creative well

I love the scene from The Shining when Shelley Duvall goes into Jack Nicolson’s office and finds a stack of paper with “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” typed repeatedly for hundreds of pages. When I first saw it, back the 80’s, it really creeped me out. But now whenever I… Continue reading Hemingway Lesson Part II – Replenish your creative well